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The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Willa Cather
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LibriVox recording of One of Ours, by Willa Cather. Read by Tom Weiss. This 1923 Pulitzer Prize winning novel was written by Willa Cather. This work had been inspired by reading her cousin G.P. Cather's wartime letters home to his mother. He was the first officer from Nebraska killed in World War I. Claude Wheeler, the subject of the novel, is a young man growing up on a Nebraska farm. The son of well to do parents, Claude is troubled by his apparent inability to find purpose with his life....
Topics: Fiction, WWI, World War I, literature, audiobook, Librivox
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
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LibriVox recording of Letters of a Woman Homesteader, by Elinore Pruitt Stewart. Read by Lynne Carroll. The writer of the following letters is a young woman who lost her husband in a railroad accident and went to Denver to seek support for herself and her two-year-old daughter, Jerrine. Turning her hand to the nearest work, she went out by the day as house-cleaner and laundress. Later, seeking to better herself, she accepted employment as a housekeeper for a well-to-do Scotch cattle-man, Mr....
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Topics: Librivox, audiobook, biography, letters, homesteaders, frontier, women, widowhood, settlers
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Henry Kuttner
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LibriVox recording of The Creature From Beyond Infinity , by Henry Kuttner. Read by Mark Nelson. A lone space traveler arrives on Earth seeking a new planet to colonize, his own world dead. At the same time a mysterious plague has infected Earth that will wipe out all life. Can a lone scientist stop the plague and save the world? Or will the alien find himself on another doomed planet? (Summary by Mark Nelson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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Topics: librivox, science fiction, audio book, fiction
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Enid Yandell, Jean Loughborough and Laura Hayes
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LibriVox recording of Three Girls in a Flat, by Enid Yandell, Jean Loughborough and Laura Hayes. Read by Lee Ann Howlett. Enid Yandell (October 6, 1870 - June 13, 1934) was an American sculptor who studied with Auguste Rodin and Frederick William MacMonnies. She created numerous portraits, garden pieces and small works as well as public monuments. Ms. Yandell also studied in Paris and kept a studio there. This book, Three Girls in a Flat, is a semi-autobiographical account of her work as a...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, women, art, USA
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Willa Cather
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LibriVox recording of "My Antonia" by Willa Cather. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. My Ántonia tells the stories of several immigrant families who move out to rural Nebraska to start new lives in America, with a particular focus on a Bohemian family, the Shimerdas, whose eldest daughter is named Ántonia. The book's narrator, Jim Burden, arrives in the fictional town of Black Hawk, Nebraska, on the same train as the Shimerdas, as he goes to live with his grandparents after his parents...
Topics: LibriVox, audio books, fiction, novel, immigrants, Cather, Willa Cather
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text